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Upcoming Events

  • CIM@CMA: Music in the Galleries

    October 7, 2015, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art Galleries, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

  • Violins of Hope Event: Faculty Recital

    October 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Pre-concert lecture at 7:15pm with Oded Zehavi,
        Israel Institute Schusterman Visiting Artist

    Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano
    Franklin Cohen, clarinet
    Joan Kwuon, violin
    Jaime Laredo, violin
    Sharon Robinson, cello
  • CIM@SEVERANCE: Music of the Violins of Hope - A Concert for the Community

    October 14, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Severance Hall

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Yoel Levi, guest conductor
    Cihat Askin, violin, guest artist
    Caroline Goulding, violin, guest artist
    Raphael Wallfisch, cello, guest artist
    Rabbi Roger C. Klein, host

June 14-20, 2015

Directed by Dr. Sean Schulze and drawing on the distinguished faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music, this program for aspiring young pianists features multiple performance opportunities as well as group classes in theory, Eurhythmics, form and composition, improvisation, piano literature and more. Central to this experience will be daily masterclasses, regular private lessons, in both solo and duet format, as well as supervised practice sessions.

The 2015 program will feature special guest artist Antonio Pompa-Baldi who will teach a public masterclass and teach private lessons to selected students.

Applicants will audition through an unedited DVD recording or Youtube link. Two contrasting works from different style periods should be included on the audition DVD or Youtube link. Summer Sonata will provide piano students wishing to immerse themselves in an intensive program with an ideal environment in which to grow and develop their artistry all within the vibrancy of Cleveland's University Circle.

Educational programming will take place between 9 am and 6 pm each day. Special evening events will be scheduled for out-of-town students who remain on site during the program. All accepted participants will perform in a public masterclass and will perform in the closing recital scheduled on June 20th in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Ages 12-18

Application deadline is March 20th, 2015 (decisions will be made by April 1st)

Application Form

Non-refundable Application Fee: $45 (needs to accompany the completed application form)

Tuition: $800

Housing: $210 (Note - Students under age 16 who request room and board will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal adult guardian)

Breakfast and Dinner: $210

Summer Sonata Faculty

Individual Lessons

Members of the CIM piano faculty

Performance Classes

Zsolt Bognár
Grace Huang
Olga Radosavljevich
Sean Schulze
Gerardo Teissonnière
Jerry Wong

Piano Duet

Grace Huang
Olga Radosavljevich
Sean Schulze
Sandra Shapiro
Gerardo Teissonnière
Westhuizen Duo


Adeline Huss
Heejin Kang

Form and Composition

Jenny Conner

Piano Literature

Grace Huang


Sonia Hu


Andrew Focks